A Tribute to Joe Schein '37

Written by
University Advancement
June 3, 2024

Joe Schein ’37, the centenarian whose February birthdays and annual pilgrimage to campus for the P-rade were celebrated events for the entire Princeton community, died on May 24 in New York City at the age of 109. Born when Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States, Schein was the longest-living undergraduate alumnus in the history of Princeton, and his love for the University and its community only increased with time. “I would live here now — if they would let me,” he told the Princeton Alumni Weekly when he was 98.

Many of us have special memories of Joe; please read and share the story, and consider sharing your remembrances of him with these posts:

As we celebrate the life of Joe, who leading off the P-rade was so central to the joy of Reunions in years past, we also celebrate this year's Reunions and our new Class of 2024 and *24 alumni. We hope you'll enjoy this year's sizzle video along with many happy memories of years past.And to Joe Schein '37, with love, we send a resounding locomotive.